Have you ever looked back at your life after the end of a week? Think what things you could have done differently to be more successful with your life. Or what you could have done to have a more enjoyable life at the end of a week. Sometimes you may have reached to your weekly goals. But, what most of us have at the end of a frustrating week is regrets in life. Whatever the kind of obstacles and challenges you faced you may feel you haven’t done a single thing correctly in your life at the end of a week. Regrets are the most powerful things that can destroy your long-term goals. According to the research papers published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, there are six main areas in our lives which we feel regrets about. See whether you have one or more of these regrets
- Regrets about Education
- Regrets about career
- Regrets about romance
- Regrets about parenting
- Regrets about Self-Improvement
- Regrets about Leisure
We are pretty sure you may have at least one of these regrets at the end of a week. You may think as “I should have done something different to make things work” or “I’m not working hard enough to my success”. Let the regrets be with your daily objectives. Here are some tricks you can follow to achieve your long-term goals or weekly goals to have an enjoyable life
Appreciate your regrets in life
You may be regretting because you haven’t spoken up for your self or took a wrong decision in your career. No matter how worst your regrets are, try to be responsible for your regrets. Never have too much pride in your self for not admitting your regrets in your life. By acknowledging your own regrets you can label your emotions and review what went wrong during particular incidents. And it will help you to avoid the same mistake when you achieve your daily objectives next time. After all, right or wrong all of them are your own decisions so make your regrets in life an opportunity to overcome them.
Before you start regretting your life. Think about what you actually want to do in your life. Try to prepare some long-term goals rather than end up with tons of regrets. Do you need to have a good score on your exams, do you need to travel somewhere you never gone before or do you need to parent your kids in a different matter? You decide what you need at the end of a week. Of course, each and every day may not be a success. Sometimes on the first day of your school, you’ll experience the worst teacher ever. Or your kids might react violently to your new parenting technique. But you need to admit the fact that obstacles and challenges are always there behind a victory. So after setting up the right long-term goals all you have to do is work continuously towards it.
After successfully creating our weekly goals. Try preparing some daily objectives to achieve your long-term goals. For example, if you have set up your weekly goal to get a high mark in a spot exam. Make some reasonable steps how you’re going to reach that point. For example “I will work extra 30 minutes for each day for the specific subject”. But always try to keep your expectancy level at reasonable heights. That way even you face few obstacles and challenges it won’t make any regrets in life. After several successful steps, you’ll feel that your regrets are now fading off slowly.
Premeditate your obstacles and challenges
If you really need to work towards a successful regret free week you need to be more prepared. So try to premeditate almost all the obstacles and challenges you will face during completing your daily objectives. For examples, if you are practicing for a test, check whether you got all the papers you need for your next day exercises. Check whether all your stationaries are in right places. If there can be any disruptions in the next day while you study make sure to settle them first. Such few strategic changes can do a huge difference at the end of a week.
Celebrate your daily objectives
After a few days take a good look at your daily objectives. Make it a routine to review how you successfully achieved your daily goals. Try to note down all the better methods you followed to make things a success and also note down what are the downfalls you faced during your daily objectives. At the end of a week or a month take a good look at your notes and you will clearly see what changes you need to do to have fewer regrets in life.